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Anime Series Like Odd Taxi

Blunt walrus Hiroshi Odokawa drives a taxi for a living which has caused him to get to know his various eccentric customers. One day, his simple life is

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17 Anime Series With Exceptionally Satisfying Endings

There are a lot of ways to end an anime. You could cleanly cut off at the end of an arc or leave things particularly vague in hopes…

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Human Abominations – 9 Anime Series Featuring Human Characters With Beast Heads

Not quite human, not quite kemonomimi, not quite animal – Anime characters with human bodies and full animal heads are a rarity in the realms of bit

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Durarara!!SH, Vol. 3

By Ryohgo Narita and Suzuhito Yasuda. Released in Japan by Dengeki Bunko. Released in North America by Yen On. Translated by Stephen Paul. Ryohgo Narita has always struck…

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My Top 5 Anime Yakuza Characters

So I just finished JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind a little while ago, …

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Playing Dumb – 15 Anime Series Where The Main Character Pretends to be Oblivious

We all expect our main characters to be a certain level of talented and clever, but them playing coy is a common character defense. Maybe they want to…

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Mute Anime Characters – 15 Silent Anime Characters Whose Voice Actors Have The Easiest Jobs

When creating a character, creators tend to be able to create captivating ones by allowing them to speak. But that’s easy mode. Creating a lovable and interesting character…

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30 Best Mystery Anime Series With Intrigue to Unravel

The term “mystery” tends to evoke images of hard-boiled detectives tracking down criminals, but mystery is a blanket term. A lot of situations can be mysterious, and that…

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Highlighting the Best Anime of the 2010s

the 2010s was a tremendous decade for anime, here is part one of a highlight post of said decade.

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Top 5 Characters I Like That Are Horrible People

I often love characters that are in fact horrible people, here are 5 of my favorites who are the worst!

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Weeb Reads Monthly: August 2021

Well, here it is. Another irrelevant monthly post because it isn’t August whatsoever. But hey, at least being super picky with light novels means that I’m going to…

Weeb Revues

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Fragglepuss Anime Review 307: The Way of the Househusband / Gokushufudou

The Way of the Househusband / Gokushufudou Review by: John Fragglepuss Evans Genre: Comedy, Romance, Action, Slice of Life, Retired Yakuza First Aired: Spring 2021, 5 episodes Summary:…

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Durarara!!SH, Vol. 2

By Ryohgo Narita and Suzuhito Yasuda. Released in Japan by Dengeki Bunko. Released in North America by Yen On. Translated by Stephen Paul. I always love to start…

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Top 5 Anime Twins

Twins are fun and they are even more fun when they are anime twins. Everyone says so! And here are 5 of my favourite pairs f anime twins.

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Top 6 Anime Mad Scientists

Who doesn't love a good anime mad scientist? You would have to be crazy not to! See what I did there?!? Meet 6 of my favourites!

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Never Change, Ikebukuro: Durarara!! SH Volume 1 Review

Durarara!! is one of my favorite light novels of all time, and like every light novel I have read, I do not have time to reread it no…

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Durarara!!SH, Vol. 1

By Ryohgo Narita and Suzuhito Yasuda. Released in Japan by Dengeki Bunko. Released in North America by Yen On. Translated by Stephen Paul. It’s been a year and…

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Pick of the Week: Hana-chan and the Picks of the Week

SEAN: There are a lot of debuts, any one of which I should be picking here. That said, the title I’m likely most interested in is the third…

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5 Anime Openings That I Love

Today I just wanted to talk about five anime openings that I love. They are not the greatest nor are they the best in certain departments. They are…

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Jujutsu Kaisen – Episode 21

This past week, I spent too much time watching Durarara!!, so now I’m a bit behind on seasonals. Hopefully I’ll have this bit of time to catch up…

AC and Anime

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5 Romantic Anime If Your Bored On Valentines Day

Alright here are five romantic anime for those of you who are single on Valentines Day and want to watch romance anime. Or you are lucky enough to…

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10 Anime Couples/Ships I Love

Happy Valentines Weekend people as it is time to talk about love. During the happiest week for some and the saddest week for others. As I just want…

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My Top 5 Aromantic Anime Characters

These are my top 5 aromantic anime characters just in time for St-Valentines day! Romance isn't everything for these cuties.

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My Top 5 Anime Couples

These are the top 5 anime coules that I think just exemplify what great couples are like! These are my type of anime relationships!

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Anime Series Like IWGP: Ikebukuro West Gate Park

Ikebukuro is a haven for violent gangs, and also the home to Makoto Majima. In order to protect his friends, Makoto mediates different disputes. However, when things go…

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Durarara!!!x2 Shou, Ten & Ketsu (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

Durarara!!x2 was released a few years ago and Anime Limited were able to offer three sets rather than Aniplex’s six sets, so here’s a look at them.

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Durarara!!

What’s with that name? It’s just a big jumble of sounds! But you’re right, it is just a jumble of sounds, like the rumble of a powerful engine…

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Dropped – A look at what could have been – Manga Part II

Welcome back to another edition of “Dropped”! This is part of a larger circle of titles I’ve dropped over the years in previous categories and posts on my…

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Beware the Quiet Ones – 14 Deadly Anime Introverts

It’s always the quiet ones. Okay, not always. Sometimes the loud talkers are obnoxious and murderous. However, it is sometimes the quiet ones. They are people of few…

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Baccano! & Immortality

Baccano! & ImmortalityThe Essence of Anime - Part IIntroBaccano! is a 2007 TV anime directed by Takahiro Oomori (Natsume Yuujinchou, Kuragehime, Samurai Flamenco, Pet and a lot more)…

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Anime Series Like Akudama Drive

The region of Kansai is overrun by powerful criminals known as Akudama. One night, after picking up 500 yen dropped by an Akudama, an Ordinary Girl finds herself…

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20 Anime “Dere” Character Types That You Have Never Heard Of

Permit me to be old for just a moment, but back in my day, we only had a handful of “dere” type classifications in anime. You had: the…

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#12 Stealth Symphony (ft. artist Victoria Jeon)

From the creator of Baccano! and Durarara!! comes Stealth Symphony. Set in a fantasy-meets-technology world, you’re just as likely to see a Lizardman as you are an advertisement…

Shonen Flop

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Stealth Symphony (ft. Victoria Jeon)

From the creator of Baccano! and Durarara!! comes Stealth Symphony. Set in a fantasy-meets-technology world, you’re just as likely to see a Lizardman as you are an advertisement…

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The Order Beneath the CHaOs of ‘Baccano!’ and ‘Durarara!!’

Let’s say I can create a connection to you—who is reading this now somewhere on Earth—just within my 5, or maybe 4 acquiantances, do you think it’s possible?

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Anime Series Like Great Pretender

After life turned him down the path of crime, Makoto Edamura cockily thinks himself the best swindler in Japan. However, after trying to swindle a tourist only for…

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OWlS August “Folklore” Post: Durarara, Celty, and Folklore

In this month’s OWLS post, Jack talks about Durarara and its representation of Irish urban legend/folklore.

Animated Observations

Hurts so good–Our Favorite Gang related Anime of all time

I think it’s finally time to set the records straight, here are our favorite Gang related anime! Banana Fish Such. A. Good. Show. Banana Fish delves right into…

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Bleach: Can’t Fear Your Own World, Vol. 1

By Ryohgo Narita and Tite Kubo. Released in Japan by Shueisha. Released in North America by Viz Media. Translated by Jan Cash. There have been several Bleach novels…

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Bleach: Can’t Fear Your Own World (Light Novel) Vol. 1

Ryohgo Narita, the original author of Baccano and DURARARA!!, goes out of his way to craft an entertaining, intriguing, and emotionally affecting tale that takes place in the…

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Writing Insight: Narita stresses me!

To preface, turns out that writing that little epilogue as a blog post after my Porco Rosso piece was quite serendipitious. So I’ve decided to make this as…

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Crisis of Identity in DURARARA!! , Studio Brain Base (Original Work Ryohgo Narita)

Like its older sibling Baccano, Durarara!! (“Drrr”) is a mayhem of a story featuring a vast ensemble cast of varied and interesting characters. Ikebukuro, the stage of this…

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Fragglepuss Anime Review 292: Persona 5: The Animation

Persona 5: The Animation Review by: John Fragglepuss Evans Genre: Action, Supernatural, Fantasy, Video Game First Aired: Spring 2018, 28 episodes and some OVAs Summary: Ren Amamiya is…

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Top 5 Bi and Pansexual Anime Characters

Top 5 lists can be a great source of powerful hard hitting essay writing. Articles that make you think and feel and haunt you for days! The type…

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3 Anime I Liked That Have Dumb Titles

To quote the Bard, “What’s in a name?” Don’t be fooled. These anime are better than their names make you think. 1. Princess Jellyfish (Kurage-hime) A kids’ anime…

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Top 50 Glasses Girls

When it comes to anime and video games, girls in glasses tend to fall into very similar tropes. There is the shy bookworm, the uptight student council president,…

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Anime Taste Testing: Kyokou Suiri

What do you get when you combine an anime from the same guy responsible for the creation of Zetsuen no Tempest with the man behind the writing for…

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My Top 69 Anime of the Decade

Yeah I made a video too. With lots of editing and stuff. Give it a watch! I started the decade in my first year at university, watching the…

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